District Syllabus
CGS2555
Internet Literacy


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course will cover use of Windows based software, Internet concepts, connectivity, communication, search engines, Web page creation, Internet multimedia, and the origin, current impact on society, and future of the Internet. Meets A.A. computer competence requirement.
Required Materials: Books:
  • HOFSTETTER. INTERNET LITERACY, 4TH ed., MCGRAW, 2006. ISBN: 007321454X
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

I.  	CRITICAL THINKING: students will evaluate the validity of 
their own and other’s ideas through questioning, analyzing, and 
synthesizing results into the creative process.
C.  Apply understanding and knowledge to define, analyze, and devise 
solutions for new and different problems and issues.

IV.  	INFORMATION MANAGEMENT: students will use effective 
strategies to collect, verify, document and manage information from a 
variety of sources.
A.  Use information-seeking strategies necessary to access 
information efficiently and effectively using a variety of sources 
and techniques.
B.  Understand how information is organized, including cataloging and 
indexing systems in Web and traditional locator tools and their 
biases and limitations.
D.  Identify and use appropriate technology, including computer and 
multimedia resources and visual symbols, to address a variety of 
tasks and problems.

V.	CULTURAL LITERACY: students will develop an appreciation of 
human culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in 
society.	
B.  Assess mass media messages, derive important news and other 
essential information from a variety of sources, and thoughtfully use 
this knowledge as a responsible citizen.

VI.	SOCIAL SKILLS:  students will develop and use skills and 
attitudes that integrate the individual into society.
C.  Recognize unethical behavior such as plagiarism and its 
implications.Embody honesty, respectability, and integrity.

VII.	PERSONAL MANAGEMENT: students will develop habits of 
conduct that result in fulfilling personal and occupational 
accomplishments.
A.  Engage in lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity.
B.  Apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to occupational pursuits.




              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe components of the user interface found in Windows based software.
  2. Perform file management tasks using Windows.
  3. Describe the origin and evolution of the Internet.
  4. Define the major terms used on the Internet.
  5. Understand the effect that the Internet is having on our institutions and culture.
  6. Discuss Internet Service Providers, transport medium, and different ways to connect to the Internet.
  7. Discuss selecting and using Web browsers; understand URLs; surf the net using appropriate techniques and Internet “Netiquette.”
  8. Send, read, answer, forward, and file e-mail messages and use commonly found Internet file types.
  9. Subscribe to a Listserv; interact with Usegroups; communicate in real time; discuss Telnet.
  10. Perform subject-oriented, key word, concept, human, scholarly, multimedia, newsgroup and Telnet searches.
  11. Download text, images, audio, video, software and data from the Internet.
  12. Understand Web page creation strategies, the elements of Web page design, and HTML.
  13. Prepare images for a Web page; paste a picture on a Web page; tile a background onto a Web page; create transparent and animated images.
  14. Discuss page creation strategies and page naming conventions; use Web page creation software; link web pages and sites.
  15. Understand and use multimedia including Plug-Ins, Add-Ins, and Waveform Audio Recording.
  16. Understand and discuss the broad societal issues and the emerging technology that affects the Internet.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.